posted on May, 13 2010 @ 03:39 PM
reply to post by MrXYZ
Didn't read my post above, did you?
You are taking this whole article out of context and ignoring the crux of the matter.
Even though the Constitution guarantess the right of
citizens to bear arms she dissented in her memo indicating that she "Had no sympathy". Ergo, she does NOT agree with the Constitutional guarantee
of the citizenry's right to keep and bear arms. It is worthy to note that in Washington DC v. Heller, the high court did NOT agree with her and held
that citizens DO, in fact have a right to kep in bear arms, striking down the VERY LAW that she claimed to have no sympathy over. Got that? Her
personal opinion was over-ruled by the SCOTUS.
Next, we can couple that analysis with her opinions regarding the 1st Ammendment and her belief that government should have the right to censor and
control free speech in consideration of "Societal costs".
Pile on top of that her opinion that the Executive Branch should be "Elevated to true executive status", meaning over and above the legislative and
judicial branches which usurps the entire notion of separation of powers and balance of power.
Then go ahead and evaluate her statements regarding certiori and habeus corpus, in which she writes that believes that anyone committing or attempting
to commit and act of "Terorism" should not be afforded habeus protections, but treated as an enemy combatant even if the allegedly guilty party is
arrested nowhere near the battle field.
And what we have hear is a judicial activist who has already seen fit to slaughter the nature and intent of 4 of the first 10 Ammendmends to the
Constitution of The United States of America. This is NOT a good track record when one is being nominated to hold a life-long appointment to the
highest court in the land whose sole job and responsibility is to interperet and uphold the laws of the land.
You can dissemble all you want about how great it is that someone was prevented from carrying an unlicensed firearm - read as, prevented from
exercising their 2nd Ammendment right - but you fail to place in context that the man was arrested with a LEGAL firearm and was prosecuted under an
UNCONSTITIONAL law and for all of this she had "no sympathy." To me, this deeply troubling and should immediately preclude her from holding a
position on this court.